Dr. Phil Announces That His Hit Show Will Come To An End After 21 Seasons
By Movieguide® Contributor
After 21 seasons, DR. PHIL will come to an end.
The syndicated talk show, hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw, started airing in 2002. McGraw became a household name after appearing on multiple episodes of THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DR. PHIL began as the second-highest rated daytime talk show and held on to that spot throughout its 21 seasons.
“I have been blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television,” McGraw said in a statement about the end of the talk show. “With this show, we have helped thousands of guests and millions of viewers through everything from addiction and marriage to mental wellness and raising children. This has been an incredible chapter of my life and career, but while I’m moving on from daytime, there is so much more I wish to do.”
CBS Media Ventures president Steve LoCascio also released a statement about McGraw’s plan to end his talk show.
“Phil is a valued partner and member of the CBS/King World family, and while his show may be ending after 21 years, I’m happy to say our relationship is not,” he said. “Phil changed the daytime landscape as the force behind one of the most popular talk shows ever on daytime TV. We plan to be in the Dr. Phil business with the library for years to come and welcome opportunities to work together in the future.”
Even though DR. PHIL will no longer be on the air, viewers can still see McGraw’s old episodes; CBS announced that they plan to air reruns during the 2023-2024 season and in the future.
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